I can’t tell you how many times I will wake up feeling defeated and I just want to give up. I will receive back emails and messages from Brides and potential clients who don’t need me. I will read things like, “Your not the right fit. Your to expensive. Your new to this. Your not what we are looking for.”
And as I understand not every photographer is the ‘perfect’ fit for every style or clients. It still burns when you read that. Any photographer who has been there at one point or another will admit that too.
I can’t tell you how many hours I have wasted crying over mean words I see, or clients who don’t agree with my photography business, how I work, or even when I messed up badly and am trying to fix it. I know there are always ups and downs. That our Lord has great plans for me and all of us. But then those days of darkness over shadow all I’m dreaming of. And then out of no where there will be a spark, a light. And just like Joanna Gaines from HGTV ‘Fixer Upper’… I can hear our Lord pushing me. Opening other doors and pushing me through them.
I listen how my Husband will encourage me to keep pushing forward to… Echoing what I hear my Lord telling me. A reassurance of what I hear in my own heart.
I’ve watched how I have prayed and worked hard to push myself into a photography world that can be so cruel at times. I’ve watched how doors have slammed in my face. I’ve watched how then many other doors open enough to allow my style, heart, faith, love of photography to reach clients who share the same love of photography. Who even share the same faith as myself.
I realize now that our Lord was keeping me from the wrong clients. Pushing me to the clients who need me. Clients who shares in the same joys, love, and faith as I do. And watching how each potential Bride that enters my doors are so excited to see me. Who are excited to have me as their photographer. Well that’s just a feeling that fills my heart with such joy!
And watching all of this fall into place. Watching how our Lord locked doors on me. How he will still closed doors ahead of me. He will open them at the right time, and for the right clients. I see now I have to stop letting the devil take control of my dreams and allow our Lord to keep his ever faith light shinning on me.
So if you are a photographer or anyone in the business world who is struggling. Don’t give up! Don’t let the darkness cover your dreams. Have faith & trust in our Lord. He will show you a great many things. He will allow the perfect fit of clients to rush through your doors and fill your hearts with joy. There may be long days and night of such hard work. And then you will see that those long nights you were never alone. Our lord was just shielding us from the wrong place. And in return shinning the light on us for those clients who will appreciate us for all we have to offer.
IF YOU HAVE A MOMENT PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO! If you are a fan of Joanna Gaines from ‘Fixer Upper’ you will see a new side of the beautiful Lady. Maybe this video can help inspire you too!